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About Us

Satyananda Yoga Center in Austin, Texas, serves as part of fulfilling the mission, "spread yoga from shore to shore and from door to door," given to Swami Satyananda by Swami Sivananda, for the upliftment of people so that they can move from pain and suffering to a life of wellness, happiness and prosperity. 

Under the Auspices of Paramahamsa Satyananda Saraswati and Paramahamsa Swami Niranjananda Saraswati, Satyananda Yoga Center was founded to teach yoga to all in the community.  We are dedicated to the revival of interest in yoga not only in Texas, but across the world. The Science of yoga is a discipline and a culture which transcends the confines of caste, creed, religion, nationality, and ethnicity. It encompasses the entire human kind in the pursuit of peace, progress, and enlightenment in humility and respect.

About the Bihar School of Yoga

The founder of the Bihar School of Yoga is Swami Satyananda Saraswati. He founded the school in 1963 in Munger, Bihar, India, under the Auspices of Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh. The traditional lineage of Adi Shankaracharya is followed and upheld. Students are taught ashram-style yogic living. Later in 1994, the school started to offer yogic studies, Bihar Yoga Bharati, an institute of higher yogic learning. Students learn yoga sciences and yoga philosophies at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels, and all the branches of yoga. Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati is the successor of Swami Satyananda Saraswati.


The Science of yoga starts with branches of yoga followed systematically, each as per its aim. The Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced yoga classes take you systematically through the branches of yoga.

Second Location

Bihar School of Yoga ashram is also located in Rikhia, Jharkhand, India. The focus there is of Seva. A world yoga campus is also emerging here in Rikhia. Swami (Paramahamsa) Satyasangananda Saraswati has been named the Peethadeeshwari of Rikhiapeeth by Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

Please contact Bihar School of Yoga ashrams in Munger and Rikhia If you are interested in experiencing an ashram life and for courses.